Wow! Dig that. We survived 12 long years on the web and we are still alive and kicking! How time flies! Lo and Behold, klimbingkorns does not celebrate its first but its 12th Birthday for the first time!
Blast of the past – looking back
This blog is a little like me. We both shy of celebrations, unless there’s a damn good reason. I was checking some data one day when I suddenly started to count how long we have been online. Looking back to how it all begun, it started off in 2002 when I had to create a website for a school project … and then it happened. The easiest topic to choose from was on something you do in your free time. Climbing! Outdoor! Mountains! Yeah, I wanted to spread the word, but wasn’t sure how. The Intenet was a revolution, you could speak to the world! In the consequent years, the site saw a few different design uplifts until the blogging hype went mainstream and got me hooked. As the amount of content grew, I started having a tough time getting all the content together and decided finally on a CMS solution. Autumn 2010 marked the year this site saw its first CMS relaunch paving my way for unlimited blogging. Blogging started to turn really fun and when I discovered that there were a lot more people and Blogger out there who are just as outdoorsy as we were, it pushed me with lots of inspiration to carry on. I started taking part in different blogger events or a Snow Shoe Meet& Greet Weekend in Allgäu even when the avalanche warnings were striking alarm. We got to know many awesome Outdoor Bloggers. Today, klimbingkorns holds 93 posts scattered in 7 different categories with topics mainly on rock climbing, hiking (new!), outdoor cooking with plenty of experiences and tips that’s written after an inspiring 20 years of rock climbing road trips that has just started to get intensive.
Ask the crystal ball – take a peek in the future
The future will bring a responsive site for mobile users to enjoy a better experience. This blog still has space for improvement and I am juggling my time to manage programming, costs, designing, writing, making photos, and getting out to get the experience altogether. There are still no plans when, but it could be pretty soon. The good news is… I have a design already! Yayyy! There are plenty of gear reviews and climbing Spots in 2014 waiting to get published. And the second half of the year might bring us on long extensive road trips so that I can gather much more. So join us today and share the experience.
Lets celebrate – with a Lucky Draw!
It’s a real reason to put up a tiny celebration! We are doing something which we have NEVER done before. We are holding our very first Lucky Draw online to thank you for joining us and for your support today. Thank you to all Family and friends, Followers, Fans and Bloggers for following, sharing, commenting and giving me the motivation to keep on writing. Today, we are giving YOU the chance to get a piece of the cake.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners, goes especially to Bergfreunde.de – the dedicated online shop for mountain enthusiasts, for their support to this Lucky Draw. A special hug goes to my family and my husband, for their everlasting patience and support whenever I talk endlessly about blogging issues and ideas which no one understands, go bonkers and spend half the night fixing my pages or writing up the posts or when I always need a photo of this or that in the most unusual places and time and the new social media hype that soaks up actually the rest of my time.
|Prize #1: 2x Via Ferrata sets VF TAJA from Ocun
This is the shock absorber and protection for your next trip to a via ferrata. It has a central Loop for resting or fixed belay points and Key-Lock carabiners with palm-squeeze mechanism. Find more details at Ocun
|Prize #2: Vega Gas stove from Optimus Be it the big Expedition or a Microadventure, this is the stove that makes sure you have warm meals. Special features includes the 4 seasons modus regulation. Works well even at minus degrees. Find more Details|
|Prize #3: Black Diamond Icon Headlamp Brighten up your nights with the Icon Headlamp from Black Diamond. 200 Lumen, 175 h (max) and many Modus. Find more Details|
|Prize #4: Voucher worth 50 EUR from Bergfreunde.de Our Partner from Bergfreunde.de sponsors this Lucky Draw with a gift voucher worth of 50 EUR. Save the hassle of shopping down town and choose what you need from your home computer on the couch. They have a large range of outdoor goodies for you to choose from for your next shopping spree. This way to their Online-Shop|
|Prize #5: Icebreaker Citybag and Belkin Easefit Sports Armband This cool, elegant Citybag from Icebreaker keeps all the things you need to carry with you to the city. The Belkin Sports Armband keeps your smartphone /Ipod touch 5G in place while you make your run around the block or the summit. The transparent foil allows you to use the Phone/Ipod without taking it out from the pocket. Earphones can be plugged on, there’s a tiny hole for the cams too.|
|Prize #6: Icebreaker Unisex Boreal Hat It’s amazing what Merino wool can do. It warms you in the cold and yet keeps you a cool head in the heat. This beanie is not only great for your sports outdoors but also for the city. Colour: Vivid /Black|
|Prize #7: Voucher worth 25 EUR from Bergfreunde.de Our Partner from Bergfreunde.de sponsors this Lucky Draw with another gift voucher worth of 25 EUR. Save the hassle of shopping down town and order what you need from home. They have a large range of outdoor goodies for you to choose from for your next shopping spree. This way to their Online-Shop|
How to enter
Give us a boost on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus, or alternatively comment on this post where your favourite mountain is and why and write down which prize you think you would deserve to win. Log in below with your EMail to verify your entry. Every particpant can earn up to 14 points. The more entries you qualify, the better your chances are of winning a prize. The list of participants will be thrown in a big virtual bowl and then chosen via Random.org. Winners will be contacted by email after the Lucky Draw ends. So, be sure to login below first.If you are a fan already, you can still join.Log in to see how. The Draw ends on 15th June 2014, 23:59:59 h (Update 26.05.2014: Participants who have entered earlier are already listed. The Rafflecopter helps me put everything together easily. No worries!)
The Draw has ended and the winners have been chosen! Thank you to everyone who has participated and supported us, and special thanks to our sponsers. All winners have been notified. They are:
- Corinna B.
- Klaus K.
- Axel J.
- Jörn P.
- Patric S.
- Helmut K.
- Torsten F.
Stay with us for a future contest.